11 Proven Health Benefits Of Turmeric & Curcumin
For thousands of years, turmeric has been used as a spice in cooking, food colouring, cosmetics and herbal medicine.
Recent researches have started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with therapeutic properties.
Turmeric is commonly known with many names including Curcuma Longa, Curcumin, Curcuma Aromatica, Haldi, Haridra, amongst others…
Nutritional Properties Of Turmeric
Phytochemical components include various curcuminoids, such as curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Curcuma Longa contains protein, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, dietary fibers and essential oils. Turmeric contains around 34 essential oils including turmerone, atlantone, zingiberene and germacrone.
Health Benefits Of Turmeric
- Increases Antioxidant Capacity Of The Body
Free radicals are a set of highly reactive atoms that are developed in your body and surroundings such as smoke, chemicals etc. Antioxidants help to protect the body against these free radicals. These free radicals may interfere with the fats, proteins and even DNA in your body. This may in turn lead to a number of common diseases and health conditions, including heart diseases, cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Turmeric contains antioxidants that help to protect you against such free radicals. 
Turmeric is known to possess natural inflammation-fighting properties as it contains a powerful active ingredient called curcumin. 
Turmeric has shown the ability to reduce inflammation naturally and protect joint health by easing out joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Studies suggest that turmeric may help to reduce joint inflammation and address arthritis or joint complaints naturally. 
Turmeric helps to increase the levels of one type of brain hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This brain hormone is very important for enhancing brain function and improve memory. 
- Facilitate Muscular Movements
The active ingredient Curcumin in Turmeric possesses natural anti-inflammatory properties and recover muscular damage. Study indicates that curcumin reduces biological inflammation and facilitate muscular movements. 
- Rejuvenate The Skin
Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric possesses natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that curcumin helps to rejuvenate the skin and improve skin health. 
According to Ayurvedic medical science, turmeric is well-documented for addressing respiratory conditions and improving respiratory health. 
The main benefit of curcumin (the active component of turmeric) with regards to heart condition is improving the function of the endothelium which is a lining of the blood vessels. The study suggests that curcumin ingestion and aerobic exercise training can increase flow-mediated dilation in postmenopausal women. It also suggests that curcumin ingestion and aerobic exercise training can potentially improve the age-related decline in endothelial function. 
- Facilitate Sugar Metabolism
Turmeric is known to improve the metabolism of sugars in the body. The study determines that the turmeric and garlic extract combination possess natural antihyperglycemic properties and regulate plasma glucose levels naturally. 
Turmeric is known to help detoxification of the body. Studies suggest curcumin possesses natural antioxidant properties that benefit as a liver detoxifier and support the detoxification of toxic substances. 
Biogetica has combined this natural extract in several protocols that help boost our immune system, respiratory function, skin-related problems, digestion disorders and liver function.
You can browse through our range of Natural Health Protocols that blend turmeric along with other potent, bioavailable and clinically renowned ingredients:
- Salvation Kit With Hypericum Mysorense, Alclearize And Homeopathic H Factor
- Pranavita Green
Dr Khyati Dave is a licensed Homeopathy Physician and Nutritional Consultant. With Biogetica, she has witnessed many patients, who had otherwise given up hope, heal faster supplemented by our natural methods. She considers consulting Biogetica patients her primary responsibility and honour. She often writes about nutrition, natural treatment methods and diet. Her mission is to apply her medical talents to help each patient heal faster and do her best to give the immunity of patients with so called ‘incurable’ diseases a fighting chance.